• KenzieB19 commented on the post, dusk 5 years, 10 months ago

    I fear the fading sun, when it threatens to dip below the horizon. For when it leaves, so will all my protection. I’ll be alone, fending myself against a darkness I can no longer bear.
    Dusk is darkness. Dusk is death.

  • I held the commission tightly, enclosed in my fists. “Sir, are you sure that this is a good idea? The Shwru is considered to be Deadlands. No one ever returns.”
    “I am your King!” he yelled. Thrusting a finger into my chest, he sternly said, “And you’d do well to remember that.”
    His eyes skittered across the court before he again focused on me…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 commented on the post, affection 6 years, 4 months ago

    His gaze was affectionate as he brushed the hair back from my eyes. Brimming with fresh tears, his blue eyes smiled up at me as he said, “Don’t ever stop smiling, Sunshine.”
    “Daddy,” I hoarsely begged. “Don’t go.”
    “I’ll never let go, Cass,” he gently let his hand drop. Exhaustion from the effort to sit up in his hospital bed seemed to set in.…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 posted an update 6 years, 7 months ago

    Why do people read novels or watch TV? Why do people devote their whole life to writing novels or creating a TV experience? I guess in order to ponder the latter, I must answer the former. Why do people read books and watch movies numerous times until they memorize where every “the” is? Why do others love to toss themselves into a woeful storyline…[Read more]

    • As a dreamer, sometimes I like to live vicariously through the characters. Maybe they are more handsome than I, more talented and gifted, or more interesting triumphs/struggles. Sometimes I just want to pretend to be somebody else. As an artist, I imbibe on works of film/literature seeking inspiration. When I read/view something that riles up…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 commented on the post, plaster 6 years, 7 months ago

    I walked slowly through the abandoned mansion. Cautious, unsure of what I would fine.
    Termites had ate through the flooring long ago, stones had been shaken from their foundation by natural disaster, and the plaster fell from overhead.
    Yet it was the stench of death that caught me so off guard. Surely my family would have buried their dead…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 commented on the post, flee 6 years, 8 months ago

    The princess was running–fleeing from what or whom, she knew not. All she knew was that if she stopped her fate would be worse than those at Traitor’s Gate.

  • I stand upright on my toes. Straight, tall, indifferent. People mill around me, gathering closer to the pole from which I hang. I can fill their eyes trained on me as they gaze at my tortured body. Scars zig-zag up and down my body in an array of welts and deeply cut wounds.
    I can still hear the whirl of the whip as it slices through the air,…[Read more]

  • I was walking through the hallways before I noticed it–just a small piece of paper which jutted from a locker. I shouldn’t have cared, but I did. I shouldn’t have stepped forward to grasp it…but I did. Although I didn’t feel anything as I lifted it up to my eyes, I knew something inside of me had changed.
    When I read the words written in a mas…[Read more]

  • My life is nothing more than a lie, fabricated by the stories I’ve been forced to live out.
    I can never be myself. I do not know who I am.
    Because my whole life has been fabricated by this one truth:
    If anyone finds out my identity, I. Will die.

  • “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
    -Sarah Dessen

  • I was walking through the hallways before I noticed it–a small piece of paper that jutted from a locker. I shouldn’t have cared, but I did. I shouldn’t have stepped forward to grasp it…but I did. Although I didn’t feel anything as I lifted it up to my eyes, I knew something inside of me had changed.
    When I read the words, I knew without a dou…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 commented on the post, cities 6 years, 11 months ago

    There are seven lords who rule seven cities in the country of Alikahtolm. As rulers over us, they are vicious and cruel. Nothing seems to be able to penetrate their forces, so it is with a fading hope we continue to march on through our day. Hoping -no praying -for a deliver to save us.
    We have not heard in four hundred years. Many of us have…[Read more]

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  • KenzieB19 commented on the post, swell 7 years ago

    When I saw my picture on their magazine, my heart swelled in fear. It didn’t matter that they had covered my face with a black box . . . I didn’t feel any safer. I studied my clothes and hair in the photo. Without further thought, I ripped my hair from its bun and braided it down my back. I took a soiled handkerchief from my laundry basket and…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 commented on the post, end 7 years, 1 month ago

    When the verdict sealed his fate, all grew silent. Simultaneously, we then drew our weapons. The sound of steel upon steel echoed across the forest as swords were extracted from their scabbards and arrows from their quivers. We waited. We watched. We prayed.
    Shackles bound his wrists and ankles, anchoring him to the ground. Instead of cowering…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 commented on the post, knows 7 years, 2 months ago

    He throws his sword to the ground. “Do you really think all of this –the lying, the thievery, the killing –will amount to anything but your own death?” Glaring at me, Nate nervously runs a hand through his tangled curls, his face showing the conflicting emotions that tremble inside of him. “This is not about making sure your family has enough to…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 commented on the post, five 7 years, 2 months ago

    Five minutes. Five people. It was hard not to act shocked as I glanced around the New South China Mall, analyzing people, forging cover stories. Among five thousand shoppers, maybe more, I had to find five operatives. In the largest mall in the world. And blend in.
    Five skilled agents against my lousy five senses.
    Smacking my mouth closed, I…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 posted a new activity comment 7 years, 2 months ago

    Actually, it is in quotations because it is something from the Bible. :) I could never write something like that.
    Job 3:19-24

  • KenzieB19 commented on the post, simple 7 years, 2 months ago

    “It’s actually quite simple,” he says, jumping down from his perch in the tree. Standing closely to me, he points off into the distance, raising my hand until I see the palace in the far off distance. “We blend in at their own palace! They will never know. With your skill and my brains, we could be the best hunters of the forest, and they can’t…[Read more]

  • KenzieB19 posted an update 7 years, 2 months ago

    “Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane? Do you make it leap like a locust, striking terror with its proud snorting? It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength, and charges into the fray. It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword. The quiver rattles against its side, along with t…[Read more]

    • You utilize really good imagery, I like your writing style. I like that: “In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.” You’ve obviously written a lot of poetry, it comes out in your pros.

      • Actually, it is in quotations because it is something from the Bible. :) I could never write something like that.
        Job 3:19-24